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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hannah's gift

In the Old Testament we can find a moving story about a great woman of faith. Hannah’s life was full of disappointment and sorrow. She went through years of being unable to bear a child while her husband’s other wife gave birth time and time again.

Through disappointments, misunderstandings, and fervent prayer, we can learn a lot about dealing with trials in our lives today. Hannah learned how to give God all of her problems, as well as all of her gifts. As we grow in our relationship with God, we have to relinquish the control that we have and give it over to God.

Click on the link to learn more about Hannah and how we can learn to give everything to the Lord - Hannah: A Story of Giving

Thursday, October 14, 2010

What is the Greatest Christmas Gift of All?

What is the greatest Christmas gift you ever received? Was it a doll or a ball you cherished from the moment you tore through the brightly covered wrapping paper on the fantastic Christmas morn? Everyone has a favorite Christmas memory, a time when everything in the world was right for a period and we were able to relish in the excitement of receiving our deepest desire.

The greatest Christmas gift of all, however, is something that cannot be bought or sold. It is very simply the birth of Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago. How can this be the greatest Christmas gift? Click here to read more on The Greatest Christmas Gift of all and learn the real meaning of Christmas. You will not be sorry you did, I promise you that.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Story of Nabel and Abigail

We can read about a rich man named Nabal in I Samuel 25. In this story we can see how his wife, Abigail saved her husband from David and his soldiers before David became the King of Israel. We can also see how Nabal’s pride and arrogance caused him a lot of problems. Let’s take a look at his life and see how wisdom and patience prevailed and saved the day.

While Nabel was a very wealthy man who was full of pride and arrogance, he had a beautiful and intelligent wife. He was the picture of success in the eyes of the world. Even though he had everything going for him, he was obviously an unhappy person. He is described as being surly, mean, wicked, and unreasonable. Instead of being grateful for his material wealth, he was greedy and selfish. Abigail, on the other hand had beauty, intelligence, courage, and wisdom.

Read more about  Abigail: Beautiful and Intelligent, Courageous and Wise and see how her patience and wisdom prevailed.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Education Awareness

Education Awareness is a new term that touches on the lack of Education Awareness people have with regards to one another. Another term similar would be Community Awareness, which is also lacking within mainstream society and between each person who lives within a community. To be precise - "Education Awareness" is about people being aware of other people's educational level and their awareness.

Education Awareness is important because when someone is unaware, then they do not realize or comprehend. And, "Community Awareness" is about being an active part of your community, along with being aware of the many aspects that need changing. To create ripple effect in a community, it takes only one person to begin a chain of events and that is done through awareness of problems.

What can you do about Education Awareness? How can you become more aware? Click here to read Education Awareness: A On-Going Community Issue In America.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Actions Speak Louder than Words

It is commonly said that actions speak louder than words. We've seen this to be true in our lives. I believe such is the case with the story of Esther from the Bible. In this story, found in the Old Testament book of Esther, there are four main characters, Mordecai, Esther, King Xerxes, and Haman, each with a unique personality and purpose.

Each of the main characters in this book display very different actions. Mordecai is solid and faithful. Haman is self-serving and corrupt. Esther is obedient, cautious and wise. King Xerxes is impulsive and easily swayed by the advice of others.

There are several things that we can learn from these characters that lived long ago. We can learn how destructive pride can be and how the humble can be lifted up. We can learn the difference between prayerful and impulsive decisions. We can see how a hero can step up when the time is right.

Click here: Queen Esther: Actions Speak Louder than Words to take a closer look at these individuals and see how what their actions said about them.